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HRS 3878 Ulverston Canal, Railway sliding bridge 2011

Ulverston Ship Canal, Sliding bridge railway bridge "A unique Survival" perhaps, other than the Hoad monument in Ulverston, this is the most important structure in the area. It is a 19th sliding railway bridge.(c1877) built by the Furness Railway for their new Bardsea Branch line. The decking of the a section of the bridge moved horizontally at an angle allowing small ships to pass up to Ulverston or out to sea. It was hydraulically powered from a nearby accumulator tower that provided horizontal pressure.
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Keywords:accumulator towers, bridges, canals, cumbria, engineering, hydraulics, lancashire, railways, sliding bridges, ulverston, ulverston ship canal, victorians

HRS 3878 Ulverston Canal,  Railway sliding bridge 2011